Arts in Healthcare
HSE Pause Project
In late 2021 four artists were commissioned to develop resources to support the wellbeing of HSE staff with support from HSE delivered by an SLA extension. Over 2022 a resource pack was developed with additional support from IHF teams led by “IHF Arts”.
A prototype was made and reviewed by Healthy Ireland in early 2023. In June 2023 this was trialed in 24 Departments of 6 Acute hospitals, one in each hospital region where the Acute system has an agreement with Healthy Ireland, co-ordinated by “IHF Arts”.
An independent evaluator commissioned by Healthy Ireland will report in October 2023.
Visit the HSE Pause Project web page:
“We are delighted to be working with Creative Ireland and the HSE on supporting the professional care teams who engage with dying, death and bereavement on a daily basis across Ireland. These commissions will focus on supporting these workers and figuring out how creative work can be of value to them in their work.”
– Dominic Campbell, Arts and Creative Engagement Lead with Irish Hospice Foundation.
Listen to Dominic Campbell’s interview with Myra Gleason on Near FM discussing the Arts in Healthcare grants